A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

British stocks edged up slightly on Wednesday, with the benchmark FTSE100 Index up by 0.2 percent, or 14.09 points, to close at 7,164.43 points.

Shares of mining company Antofagasta soared 8.61 percent, topped the gainers of the blue chips.

Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, and St James’s Place advanced by 5.37 percent, 5.23 percent, 3.31 percent respectively.

Telecom provider Vodafone Group was the top loser, with its shares plunging 5.07 percent. Other losers included Hikma Pharmaceuticals, down 3.42 percent, Tesco, down 3.36 percent, and Kingfisher, down 3.19 percent. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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